Repositioning the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi for National and Global Competitiveness
The Directorate of Linkages is a Division under the Vice-Chancellor’s office. It was established on 14th January, 2002, with the aim of improving the image of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi through cooperation with institutions, organizations, agencies and individuals with similar objectives with the University located both within and outside Nigeria. The core mandate of the directorate is to train, discover, transmit and preserve knowledge beyond Nigeria borders.
Prof. N. M. Useh, FRSB is the Director of Linkages. The Directorate has outlined a cocktail of activities in the next five (5) years (2017-2022) to reposition the University for national and global competitiveness in tandem with the “repositioning” mantra of Prof. A. R. Kimbir’s administration. .
To evolve a proactive approach and development agenda for the University, geared towards creating cooperation with reputable institutions and funding agencies for greater visibility of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi for national and global competitiveness.
To identify institutions, organizations and agencies with similar objectives and the University both nationally and globally for the purpose of cooperation, especially in areas such as staff development, research and development (R & D), staff and student exchange programmes etc. The Directorate continually aspire to foster mutually beneficial relationship between the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi and national/ international Universities, industries, multinational agencies or corporations and other organizations for sustainable development.
To improve the image of the University through cooperation with institutions, organizations, agencies and individuals with similar objectives.
SERVICES AND FUNCTIONS
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DIRECTORATE
Since inception, the University, through the Directorate signed many Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and sponsored two hundred and three (203) academic Staff for postgraduate studies through the support of TETFund and NEEDS Intervention in various Universities both within and outside Nigeria. With the signed MoUs as the nexus, the University acquired teaching and learning materials including the placement of students on Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).